Maquoketa River revamp beneficial to all


Photo by Prarie Robin; Flickr
Maquoketa River. Photo by Prarie Robin; Flickr

The proposed removal of the Quaker Mill dam near Manchester and the repair of a breached levee should be highly favorable to all parties involved, according to backers of the project. They predict that it will benefit the environment, recreational users, local government, and even the dam’s owners. Continue reading

On the radio: Iowa’s water pollution problem takes toll on marine life


An Iowa River tributary in Iowa City. Photo by Jim Malewitz

Listen to this week’s radio segment on Iowa’s polluted waters.

To some Iowans, they’re just oblong shells that won’t be missed. But to biologists, the death of two species of Iowa mussels is a sign that our state’s waters have never been filthier. Continue reading